Purchasing a liquid filling machine is a significant investment for any business. Adding the best filling machines to your facility brings several advantages, including higher efficiency, lower labor costs, and increased competitiveness in your industry. This is why finding the best machine for your production needs is essential. But how can you find the best filling machines for the job? Ask yourself the following questions, and then discuss your options with the Filamatic liquid filling specialists.
What Are The Product Characteristics?
The products you will be processing determine the type of filling machine you need. The right machines will fill containers efficiently and accurately. If you select the wrong machine, the machine may jam or create inconsistent fills. You will also have to consider the following:
- What is the viscosity of the liquid? Thicker vs. thinner liquids require different equipment.
- Does the machine require adaptations? Are liquids filled at a specific temperature? Are the liquids foaming or carbonated? These factors can influence the characteristics of the machine you select.
What Container Are You Using?
The type of container you will use is also essential. The characteristics of your containers must match the machine’s handling methods. Consider both the materials and size.
- Materials: The material influences the type of machine you need. For example, thin plastic containers may be harder to manipulate, while a glass bottle may slide if used on a slatted conveyor system.
- Size: Are you using small vials of cosmetics or pharmaceuticals? You will need a smaller cylinder machine. Large tanks of industrial chemicals will require something larger.
What Is Your Production Capacity?
It is essential to understand your desired production capacity. This will impact your expectations of what your liquid filling machine should deliver. You may use the rate of bottles per hour for slower machines or bottles per minute for faster ones. The liquid filling specialists can help you determine the reasonable maximum for your facility and whether you can upgrade other processes.
Understanding your production capacity can also help you decide whether to opt for manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic liquid filling machines.
Is Integration with Other Machines Required?
Your filling machine supplier can help you integrate your new machine into your existing production line and suggest any changes to your processes. For instance, you may add more conveyors, extra staff, or a faster capping machine. You will also want to consider whether your new machines can easily be upgraded in the future to account for production changes.
Specialists in Liquid Filling Systems
For over 70 years, FILAMATIC has provided a wide range of liquid filling machines to the packaging market. We create flexible, customized solutions for every stage of your business growth. Whether you require a single machine, a complete turnkey fill-cap-label solution, or a fully automated, integrated Monobloc system, we have the liquid filling experience for your project.
For more information on liquid filling, capping, and labeling solutions, please call 866.258.1914 or visit – www.filamatic.com/contact-us.